Live at HIMSS14: Extend the Value of Your Technology Investments with ECM
Most health systems have made huge investments, up to hundreds of millions of dollars, in Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). It goes without saying that it’s in their best interests to optimize their EMRs, rather than “rip and replace,” whenever possible.
Such was the case for Baystate Health. Rather than starting over, the organization made a conscious effort to use its existing system better.
Baystate’s session at HIMSS14 this afternoon provided an overview of the approach it took to realize more value from its core system. This empowered the organization to increase its quality of care – as well as patient experience and patient safety – all while decreasing costs. It was a trend Baystate would repeat throughout the organization – choosing to implement an enterprise content management (ECM) solution to further leverage existing back office solutions instead of replacing them.
“New” isn’t always “improved”
Perhaps the answer is simply augmenting what’s already in place to achieve our desired result: Improved access to content and collaboration.
Integrating an ECM solution with your EMR extends your technology investments even further. This includes other systems that require significant investment, like Radiology PACS, Cardiology PACS, medical imaging, reporting systems, and administrative solutions from enterprise resource planning solutions (ERPs) to contract management and revenue cycle management solutions. Running ECM in the background enables these systems to share information – increasing user adoption, efficiency, productivity and performance.
The result, in a word: Improvement.
Stop by to see some memorable magic by David “Magic Boy” Harris and find out what ECM can do for your healthcare organization at OnBase booth 2364.